The Hopper, a Dish DVR that lets users skip large blocks of ads, remains legal in New York after a judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the service. In July, a California appeals court also gave a greenlight to the Hopper.
A technology that lets users record primetime TV and skip ads is legal under copyright law, a California appeals court ruled. The decision is another legal setback for broadcasters trying to control their content.
The chairman of Dish Networks toned down some of his recent rhetoric against broadcasters on today’s earnings call, and said he is in favor of a subscriber-advertising model for TV.